Sunday, January 13, 2013

my dad

57 years ago my Dad was born. He was born and raised in Cody Wyoming but spent much of his life in L.A.
He's the youngest of six and was very poor growing up. At one point in his life his parents house burned down and they lost everything. They then moved into an unfinished house that only had a basement. They lived there for about 6 months.
He calls it the underground house, it's still there today. I saw it with my own two eyes back in July. Some of the original furnishings are still there including a bed, the fire burning stove and even the kitchen sink. My Dad grew up all over Wyoming and eventually moved to California with his family. He graduated from high school and soon met my Mom. They were married after dating for 6 weeks and just celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. They moved to Utah and had a family. All five of us kids. My Dad has worked for the same company for 30 years and has made quite a living for himself and my family. They still live in Southern Utah and love every second of it. 
Most of the pictures of my dad are in Utah but I just happened to have a few of us together.

 Breakfast with a Bambi book 1993 ish

 My Baptism 1995

Daddy/Daughter date 1996

I love my Dad so much. He is such an amazing father to his kids and was and still is an amazing role model. He has taught me so much and has taught me what hard work and dedication really means. He has taught me about God and what He has done for each of us and has taught me to strive to be like Him until the day I die. He was always there supporting me whether is was a dance competition, a track meet, or an awards ceremony. My Dad loved his family more than anything and would have done anything for us. He taught me how to ride a bike, how to hit a baseball, throw a football, and to drive a car. He even played Barbies with me. He's very protective about my blonde hair and hated all of my boyfriends haha He's an amazing Father and an even more amazing Grandfather. He loves classic cars and yard work. He still acts like a kid around his best friend since high school and washes my moms car every Saturday. His feet are very ticklish and likes to tease people. I have such an amazing relationship with my dad and love talking to him about anything.

 my reception
 Texas Rangers baseball game
 Kyson's Blessing day
 Las Vegas
Barrett Jackson Car Show

I love you Dad, Happy Birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday to your dad, I hope he reads your blog bc this post will for sure leave him in tears!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to your dad! What a sweet post! I can't believe how much Kyson looks like him in those first two pictures!

  3. awww very sweet post! Happy bday to your daddy!

  4. cute post! love dads...happy birthday to him!

  5. awe such an awesome post!!!
    happy Birthday to your daddy!!!
    I swear daughter father relationships are the best!!! :)

  6. This is the sweetest post!! Sounds like y'all have an amazing relationship!!

  7. Your dad sounds amazing, Denise- you are one lucky girl! Happy birthday to your dad!

  8. this is such a sweet post! happy birthday to your dad!


Thanks for making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!! :)